Council Tax energy rebate

How to claim your £150 Council Tax rebate to help with rising energy costs.

Applications for the scheme are now closed.

Rebates not claimed by 31 August will have the rebate applied to their Council Tax accounts.

Discretionary payments

The discretionary scheme helps residents who are on the lowest income, and those who may not have qualified for a payment from the Energy Rebate Scheme.  

You do not need to complete an application for the discretionary rebate payment as these will be awarded automatically. 

Eligible residents

£150 will be paid to residents living in a property with a Council Tax band of E to H and who also receive Council Tax Support.

£150 will also be paid to residents living in emergency accommodation whose heating charges are included in their rent and were ineligible for a payment from the core scheme because they weren’t liable to pay council tax – these payments will be made by the end of November 2022 and will be credited to the residents’ rent accounts. 
We recognise that those on the lowest income may need more support than the £150 being made available from the Energy Rebate scheme. 

We consider those on the lowest income to be residents who get Council Tax Support (a benefit based on the level of household income). Where this is the case and an Energy Rebate payment has been made, an automatic top up of £50 will be paid to the account the first rebate payment was made or applied to the council tax account. 

How payments will be made

If you received an energy rebate direct to your bank account, you will get your discretionary payment paid to the same bank account.

If your energy rebate was credited directly to your council tax account, your discretionary payment will also be paid in this way. If you did not receive an energy rebate payment, our discretionary payment will be made directly to your Council Tax account.

Payment exemptions

Pensioners on Council Tax support residing in property bands E to H will not receive a payment from this scheme. This is because will have already had a £150 payment through the Household Support Fund.

More information

Visit the government's website for more information about support for energy bills and the cost of living.

Council Tax team

Council Tax team, Croydon Council
Bernard Weatherill House 8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA
United Kingdom